Population Health

Governors hold a unique capacity to help promote a culture of health using the tools of their state governments in purchasing, regulating, and policymaking. In their 2015 State of the State or inaugural addresses, governors referenced a variety of health issues and are recognizing the need for policies to focus more broadly in order to […]

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  • The Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) is a unique state model that supports community-based partnerships, including municipalities, healthcare systems, businesses, regional planning organizations, and schools, to work together to provide research-based interventions that will improve health outcomes and reduce costs. In 2012, the PWTF was established through the state’s health care cost-containment legislation, […]

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    March 10, 2015 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Monday, February 23, 2015 Moderator: CDR Thomas Pryor United States Public Health Service, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Project Officer Presenters: Gail Hirsch Director, Office of Community Health Workers, Massachusetts Department of Public Health  Kari Armijo Health Care Reform Manager, Medical Assistance Division, New Mexico Human Services Department  Allie Gayheart Manager of Health Initiatives, […]

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    February 23, 2015 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Oct 15, 2012 8:30am – 3:30pm Speakers: Abbey Cofsky David Kindig John Auerbach Joshua Sharfstein Mary McIntyre Paul Wallace Robin Lunge Jeanene Smith Paul K. Halverson Rebecca Pasternik-Ikard Christopher Atchison Anne M. Barry As states seek to reform delivery and payment systems to accomplish the Triple Aim, they are identifying opportunities to integrate clinical and […]

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    February 14, 2015 | Filed under: 2012 Conference, Population Health
  • Monday, October 19, 2015 8:30-4:30pm This preconference is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Download the Preconference ebook There is broad recognition that in order to improve health and lower costs, policymakers need to build links between initiatives aimed at improving the quality of health care and reforming the delivery system and those that […]

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: Day 1 2015, Population Health
  • As we noted in a previous analysis, the State Innovation Model (SIM) Testing Awards that HHS awarded to six states (Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont) were to support states’ work on multi-payer payment and delivery system reform. Strategies to improve the population’s health were a critical aspect of the SIM awards. The SIM […]

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    November 19, 2014 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Public health data has become increasingly important as the country focuses on achieving theTriple Aim of improving care, reducing costs, and improving population health. As public health data has the potential to inform a wide range of policy and programmatic decisions, finding ways to maximize available data sources can help policymakers implement more effective population […]

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    October 31, 2014 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Sixteen states are supporting primary care transformation through IMPaCT, a pilot program authorized by the Affordable Care Act to implement primary care extension, a strategy modeled after agricultural (cooperative) extension. Here, we talk with Robert Phillips, MD, VP of Policy and Research at the American Board of Family Medicine, about why and how we might […]

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    August 7, 2014 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • This chart highlights marketplace policy decisions related to pediatric dental coverage for the 2014 plan year.  It tracks the kinds of pediatric dental products that marketplaces solicited and offered on the marketplace in 2014, particularly whether dental benefits were offered through stand-alone dental products (SADP), as “bundled” products that paired a specific SADP and a qualified […]

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    July 17, 2014 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Along with increasing access to health coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents many opportunities to reform the health care delivery system and invest in public health and prevention. Traditionally, there have been two predominantly siloed systems for supporting and improving health—the health care delivery and the public health systems—making it challenging to forge partnerships […]

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    June 28, 2014 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m